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April and the Extraordinary World (2015)

Avril et le monde truqué (original title)
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It's 1941 but France is trapped in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously. Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.

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Franck Ekinci (screenplay by), Benjamin Legrand (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marion Cotillard ... Avril (voice)
Marc-André Grondin ... Julius (voice)
Philippe Katerine Philippe Katerine ... Darwin (voice)
Jean Rochefort ... Pops (voice)
Bouli Lanners ... Pizoni (voice)
Olivier Gourmet ... Paul (voice)
Macha Grenon ... Annette (voice)
Benoît Brière ... Rodrigue (voice) (as Benoit Brière)
Anne Coesens ... Chimène (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos Alazraqui ... Additional Voices (voice)
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mark Camacho ... Paul (voice)
Tod Fennell ... Julius (voice)
Angela Galuppo ... April (voice)
Paul Giamatti ... Pizoni (voice)
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Storyline

In 1941, the world is radically different from the one we know from history books. Geopolitics has developed strangely: Napoleon V rules France and, for the last 70 years, scholars have been mysteriously disappearing, depriving mankind of their inventions. Without radio, television, electricity, aviation, and the combustion engine, the world is mired in outdated technology, dozing in the previous century's knowhow dominated by coal and steam. In this bizarre universe, Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, Darwin (Philippe Katerine), her talking cat, Pops (Jean Rochefort), her grandfather, and Julius (Marc-André Grondin), a young scoundrel and police informer, go off in search of Avril's parents, two of the missing scientists. The quartet will face many dangers and mysteries in this strange new Rigged World. Written by Polly_Kat

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action/peril including gunplay, some thematic elements and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Canada | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

April and the Twisted World See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,413, 27 March 2016

Gross USA:

$295,488

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$495,879
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1941. See more »

Goofs

The introduction takes the initial backstory from 1870 to 1931. The narrator mentions 70 years have elapsed, but that is actually 60 years. See more »

Quotes

Pizoni: Why don't they have stairs on this tree, anyway?
Pops: Pizoni, close your eyes and let yourself slide down this splendid vine!
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The movie's title is not shown until after the introduction of the initial backstory. See more »

Connections

References Metropolis (1927) See more »

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Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K 525: I. Allegro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Pretty entertaining
26 December 2016 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

2016 has really proved to be a great year for film. April and the Extraordinary World may not be on the level of some truly fantastic animated films (Kubo and the Two Strings, Tower, The Red Turtle, Zootopia) but it's still a very good film in its own right. The great thing about it is that it is not held back by having to only appeal to children and by not having to show anything that may be even remotely inappropriate for kids. It's a very classic action-adventure story, one where you could also see working in live action (although not exactly because many of the characters would not translate to live action as well). It is very well paced, very funny at times, and also genuinely heartfelt. That ending was also really effective, with the last scene really hitting on some great themes that the film had only previously alluded to. Definitely recommended.


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